East St. Louis Flyers senior running back Jarrell Anderson will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
East St. Louis Athletic Director Leonard Manley said Friday that Anderson, who is ranked 31st overall in the state by 247Sports, suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the Flyers’ 40-28 season-opening win over Providence Catholic last week.
The injury occurred on the first play from scrimmage as Anderson, an all-Southwestern Conference and all-area player a year ago, ran for 65 yards. Anderson was helped off the field and did not return.
“It’s unfortunate that the young man has to go through this,” Manley said. “You just hope that he comes back even stronger.”
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Anderson rushed for 1,477 yards and 21 touchdowns a year ago, and was a key factor in the Flyers winning the Class 7A state championship.
Regarded as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Anderson is being recruited by several NCAA Division I programs, including Illinois, Washington and Oregon.